Larger vehicles could benefit from extension to low-emissions grant

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced the government is to consider extending the grant system in place for low-emission vans to larger vehicles. 

Reporting on its plans for 2015-2020, the OLEV said the uptake of the van grants has so far been “low” and that it would consider extending the scheme “to include larger vehicles and possibly other vehicles which we have not supported to date”. 

According to a spokesman for the Department for Transport, just 441 van grants were issued up to the end of March this year. 

The OLEV report also revealed plans to roll out more electric vehicle recharging points and HGV gas refuelling stations. 

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